This paper consists of two parts. The first part gives an account of reviewing the work already done for the aurora borealis, dealing with arctic explorers and observing station. since International Geophysical Year (IGY) in Antarctic, together with aurora height, brightness, forms and structures, colors and spectroscopy. The second part enumerates six modern problems of aurora australis to be undertaken for Chinese scientific workers during forthcoming years; these are aurora conjugacy, aurora ovals, aurora substorms, methods of treating large amount of data, study of shock-aurora and comparative planetology.
On aurora australis research
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